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What's the best way to do a Membership class for both new and transfer members and what resources do you use?
How does your council and congregation go about selecting eligible candidates to serve as deacons and elders?
Wondering if a church "opts out" of the Minister's Pension Plan, even temporarily, if it's possible to pick it up again in the future? Or is it a case of once you're out, you're out??
What Books or Web Resources Are Recommended for Persons Working With Canadian Church Budgets and Finances?
I am going to be working on the processes involved in our church's finances. Does anyone have any resources (Internet, books) that they recommend? I'm from a Canadian church.
Is There a Single Software Package That Is Suitable for Both Accounting and Donation Tracking Needs?
We are a small congregation in rural Canada. We are currently using three different software programs to track our donations and do our accounting. Can anyone suggest a single software package?
What steps must a church follow if it can no longer "afford" one of its ordained pastors? Does dismissal require a congregational vote?
I'm curious what others do as far as letting people accept, or encouraging, gratuities, and also what types of workers in the church are paid and what is done on a volunteer basis.